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I Can’t Breathe: Eric Garner Killed By NYPD Four Years Ago Today


On July 19, 2014, unarmed Staten Island resident Eric Garner was taken down to the ground by police officers, and eventually died after an officer applied an outlawed chokehold known as the “seat belt.” Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Daniel Pantaleo, who is white, put Garner in the lethal chokehold, which is banned under NYPD […]

The Source Magazine Remembers Amadou Diallo 19 Years Later


19 years ago on this date, a 23 year old Guinean immigrant named Amadou Diallo was murdered by four plain clothes NYPD police officers in his hallway after they unloaded 41 shots into Diallo in front of his Bronx apartment. The haphazard officers hit Diallo with only 19 shots; less than half of what was […]

NYPD Officer Peter Liang Found Guilty of Manslaughter in Shooting Death of Akai Gurley


Peter Liang, the rookie cop who killed an unarmed Akai Gurley in a Brooklyn project hallway when his firearm “accidentally discharged” has been found guilty of manslaughter today. He faces up to 15 years in prison at his sentencing, which will be on April 14. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information In November of 2014, Gurley […]

NYC Police Union Turns Back On Cop That Killed Akai Gurley


Ever since the beginning of Peter Liang‘s trial, the Police Benevolence Association has been an obvious absentee in a case of police misconduct where there always make their presence publicly known. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information The PBA’s lack of support has created a perception among Liang’s supporters that the city’s largest police union would […]

Trial For NYPD Shooting Of Akai Gurley Begins

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – As Akai Gurley bled to death in a New York stairwell, the police officer who fired the fatal bullet was upstairs arguing with his partner about whether to call in the incident, prosecutors said at the start of the officer’s trial on Monday. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information New York Police […]

Trial For NYPD Officer In Shooting Death Of Akai Gurley Starts This Week

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A rookie officer faces trial on Thursday for the shooting death of 28 year old Akai Gurley, the unarmed Black man that was shot in the staircase of his East New York, Brooklyn building by the NYPD officer in November 2014. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Peter Liang, who is also now 28, may have […]

The Death Of Akai Gurley: One Year Later

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One year following the shooting death of Akai Gurley, the 28 year old father who was gunned down by NYPD in his building in the Louis H. Pink Houses in East New York, Brooklyn, his family has planned a march to mark the anniversary of his shooting. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Gurley, who was […]

Akai Gurley Died As Cops Argued Four Minutes Before Getting Help

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Released court report states Akai Gurley died as cops argued four minutes before dispatching for help Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Newly released court documents state that as 28-year-old Akai Gurley bled to death in a East New York housing project stairwell, rookie cop Peter Liang and officer Shaun Landau argued for 4 minutes before […]